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Roger Connor

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, he was a 19th Century Major Leaguer best known for having the home run record of 138 until it was surpassed by Babe Ruth in 1921. As a infielder, he made his debut with the Troy Trojans on May 1, 1880. For eighteen seasons, he played with the Troy Trojans (1880-82), New York Gothams (1883-89, 1891, 1893), New York Giants in 1890, Philadelphia Phillies in 1892 ands St. Louis Browns (1894-97). He ended his career with 2535 hits, 1607 runs scored, 138 homeruns, 1323 runs batted in and a .316 batting average. He died at age 73 in Waterbury, Connecticut and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21218
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roger Connor (1 Jul 1857–4 Jan 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21218, citing Old Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .